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Sep 14, 2012 11:00pm EDT
doing a better job. holding down west springfield. but was it enough to spank the spartans coming up next. >>> it's time for usa today high school sports presented by toyota. >> welcome back to high school football, week three. nothing like a little northern virginia love fest to get things started. robert elee west springfield just 10 miles apart. do you think you can stop the defensive. good luck. they're averaging 41 points a game. let's get to it. that is jordan right there walking out with west springfield. he's a former plard diagnosed with a terminal -- player diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. good stuff there. dude, that's a wrong direction. the west springfield defense trapping him and doing it well. and then the offense doing it well too. jonathan dunn right up the gut. they scored 23 points. johnny rogers, you are an arm zeeler. nice play but not enough. west springfield remaining unbeaten. they win 33-14. >> this is a special season for us. we have our teammate number 68 who suffered from brain cancer and we wanted to make this a special season and play our hardest.
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
in springfield. in business news, bank of america is dealing with foreclosed homes, and more americans are feeling secure. more from linda bell. >> stock-index futures indicating open. little changed. 43% of americans see themselves as better off now compared with 33% when president obama took office in 2009. what is interesting is asixbank of america is being sued by the national fair housing alliance. they claim the bank disregarded repossessed homes in minority neighborhoods and have yet to make any improvement addressing the problem. foreclosed homes continue to accumulate trash have broken windows, and lack elements to avoid fires. bank of america says it stands by its property maintenance and marketing practices. 170 million people plan to celebrate halloween this year and are willing to spend big bucks on it. more on that in the next hour. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. halloween is just around the corner. it is 65 degrees. madonna is no stranger to controversy, but her latest incident, what she says abo >> we will get an update today on where th
ABC
Sep 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
this afternoon. now to steve hershorn with traffic. >> good morning. we will take a look at springfield interchange. volume really building northbound on 95. slowing across the occoquan, towards newington to springfield. is still springfield over to the beltway at connecticut avenue, looking good right now. no accidents or incidents and no delays. we still have a tree down on the road in takoma park blocking 410 both ways at cedar avenue. you will be redirected around the crew trying to get that off the road. back to you. >> thank you. the nation remembers thousands of lives lost in the terror attacks on september 11, 2001. >> the families and loved ones of the lost and our nation's leaders will attend ceremonies at ground zero, the pentagon, and in shanksville pennsylvania. let's start at the pentagon would brianne carter. >> there are expected to be several events across the area today, including at the pentagon. president obama and first lady michelle obama are expected to be here later today for a moment of silence at 9:37. it's one of many events here in our area and other events w
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
in both directions, but it's pretty good right now. no delays from springfield to the 14th street bridge. over to the beltway near new hampshire avenue, springfield looks good as well. no problems northbound or southbound on 95. that looks good. to the beltway at new hampshire avenue there's a new traffic pattern on the outer loop. the work zone is a different configuration. three lanes to the right and one lane to the left will get you by. no delays on the inner loop or outer loop right now. back to you. >> thank you. the airports authority board of directors will discuss how to repair the agency's image when it meets today. the image has been battered by reports of insider contracts and lavish travel spending. members are expected to begin talks about a new ethics policy. they will discuss a contract with the men in power for electricity on the silver line >> . the regular nfl season kicks off between the cowboys and the giants tonight. it will also feature replacement officials because the referee association was locked out in early june. talks on a new collective bargaining agreement
ABC
Sep 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
in springfield. getting a little heavier towards newington. it is actually moving at speed in hov lanes and the main lanes are open to the 14th street bridge. the road work that was southbound 95 near fredericksburg was just about to be picked up but it was a little slow. it's getting better now. over to the beltway near the american legion bridge, looking very good on the inner loop and outer loop band the road work around tysons corner is being picked up this morning as well as on 66. back to you. >> thank you. we are looking at 58 degrees. another victory in the war on terror. >> help on the way for those who ran into the destruction at ground zero. >> investigators looking for the person who pays the teenage girl in broad daylight in wheaton -- tased a teenage girl. this happened near the intersection of prichard road and bucknell drive in wheaton. he did it in order to steal her cell phone. she was not seriously hurt. ramon is will be held at the pentagon and in many places across the d.c. area marking 11 years since the september 11 attacks. president obama will attend ceremonies
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
into the district. springfield looks ok all town. andto the southeast southwest freeway and 13th street tunnel looking good. 109, aery county, little heavy just past the exit 109 to the truck scales. after that it continues to be a to the lane divide. here we are on 95 in virginia, a , but still t speed. looks good north of 395 as well. back to you. >> thank you. new this morning, the search is a deadlyrtar -- fewting that happened a midnight rally for quebec's new premier. >> she was removed from the stage. she was not injured. was the clear if she who wasf the shooter a 50-year-oldd as man. he shouted in french, "the english are waking up." he says a small fire behind a before he was arrested. a night of big-name democratic national convention. maryland governor o'malley was among speakers in charlotte. final speech of the night came from first lady michelle obama. >> tonight we will hear from former president bill clinton. >> i have gotten to see up e and personal what being president will looks like. the first lady bringing an l tie to the democratic national convention. can honestly say t
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
beachat a virginia amphitheater. republican nominee mitt romney legioneak with american springfield. polls show the president leading romney in virginia. >> president obama making an appeal to voters in key battleground states. a video begins airing today to the president looking into about how healking movinge nation is forward again. says romney's plan would double down on the same trickle- lead toicies that economic crisis. is one of the states where the ads is airing. early voting begins today in iowa. polls show president obama ahead of romney. has six electoral votes, but they could be if it's a close race. >> sentencing is set for a manassas school aid to admit it to sexually abusing several boys. they want him to spend between 30 years in prison. he pleaded guilty to molesting over nearly 20 years. met his becomes while working at at baldwin elementary school. 6:07, 65 degrees. still ahead, mcdonald's is people wanted their fries mcchannel tv. and google ♪ get in on the fun... ...during the petsmart fall festival of savings! save up to 20% 2on thousands of items, and save 20% on
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
the roads. >> pretty good ride so far on 395 from springfield to the 14th street bridge. in the main lanes sandy hov lanes. no problems on this first day after this summer vacation. no accidents or incidents on the reported to slow you down. a good start. keeping our fingers crossed. heading over to the beltway near lookingty boulevard, good through college park, crown silver spring, light volume. some wet roads all around the area. out for that, especially ramps. we still have a problem in northwest washington. closing be to drive both ways near joyce road. a tree came down on the road. hopefully not much longer for that is cleared. connecticutt to use whatever works best rather than beach drive trying to get to rock creek parkway. back to you. >> consider heading out the door morning.his you will see some gridlock on the roads. is in bethesda to explain what's behind the terrible traffic tuesday. >> it could be a rude awakening of commuters this morning. people are no longer on vacation. getting back to the class room and people are getting back to work. 2.8 million of your closest frien
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
and curves. it gets pretty slippery. take it easy. springfield, that looks pretty good now. everybody is back. the h.o.v. lanes back in operation as usual today. starting off well. now back to you in the news room. >> all right. it will probably pick up later today as the summer is now over for more students around the region. public schools all reopen today. >> that is part of the reason the tuesday after labor day is called the terrible traffic tuesday. d.c. area commuters will go from a 24.4 minute traffic delay to 25.8 minutes. overall traffic is set to be up 26% in september. that's compared with july and august. some folks we spoke with are ready for a break from their kids so they are ready for the extra traffic. >> right now my commute has been pretty easy. it will get a little bit worse. the tradeoff is worth it. >> coming up at 6:00 a.m., we'll talking with superintendent jack dale. this is his final year with the school system. he is retiring next june. >> this evening, the democratic national convention officially kicks off in charlts.
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
local veterans think of governor romney? they get a personal meet and greet today in springfield. i'm peggy fox. >>> swing state virginia on the minds of both president obama and mitt romney and today both of them spent the day campaigning there. peggy fox caught up with romney as he spoke to veterans at the american legion in springfield and he began his speech hammering the president for the job losses predicted under sequestration cuts that may come at the end of this year. >> members of the american legion, thank you. >> reporter: governor mitt romney talked up his support of defense spend. he said cutting defense spending -- spending. he said cutting defense spending now should be unthinkable. >> the world is not a safe place. it remains dangerous. >> reporter: governor romney explains to have a strong military, a strong economy is needed. >> our economy needs to be reinvigorated and the president has laid out his plan. it's a continuation of the old plan. we can't afford four more years of the last four years, all right? >> reporter: governor romney not only says he would s
ABC
Sep 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
on the southbound side. open from is fredericksburg to the springfield interchange. back to you. >> thank you. 442, 59 degrees. a college professor defends her decision to proceed while lecturing. another fight brewing over building a costco gas station. the husband of a woman shot killed by a culpeper police died.r in february has gary vue's body was found in his apartment yesterday morning. police don't suspect foul play. the officer who shot patricia cook faces murder charges of. gary cook had filed in lawsuit against the department. back in class after searching forare gunman who killed a classmate. old marckel ross was killed while walking to high heights to pitol draw high school playbook. apple expected to unveil a new of the iphone today, compatible with g networks. the annual reno air show with new safety measures if. alas year and airplane plunged into a group of spectators. people on the10 more thane killed and 70 others injured. last year an airplane plunged into spectators. the event runs through sunday. a heated debate over build a mega-dam station in d.c. costco wants to build a sta
ABC
Sep 14, 2012 4:30am EDT
north and southbound as you drive between 14th street bridge and springfield. >> four people now arrested in connection with the deadly attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. the attack killed four americans, one an ambassador. >> the department of homeland security warned things could still get worse. >> two u.s. diplomats and two state department securities were killed in the four home run houf siege on the consulate in benghazi tuesday. it was in protest of a movie that ridiculed islam and its prophet muhammad. it was one of several protests across the region. some say they used the protests as a diversion. the protests have grown with people taking to the streets in about a dozen nations. in iraq, hundreds of people marched in baghdad thursday chanting america is the enemy of the people. egypt says at least 13 civilians and six police officers were hurt thursday in the protests outside the u.s. embassy in cairo. in yemen demonstrators breached a security wall at the u.s. embassy. secretary of state hillary clinton is condemning the violence
ABC
Sep 17, 2012 4:30am EDT
. springfield, looks good out of woodbrige. back to you. >> thank you. thank you, jamie. a young mother in capitol heights was a shocked. 25-year-old briton mckinley was murdered. a second woman lived in the home was also shot and wounded. the shootings were the result of a domestic dispute. neighbors did notice trouble recently. >> yesterday there was an altercation with some other people from out of town. suv ande found a white that they believe belongs to the gunman. up thepect to wrap investigation soon. neighbors are taking care of the woman's young son. >> investigators are searching for a person or persons who then left woman and in a northwest d.c. alley. the woman was found saturday off first street and street. >> i saw blood and a lady traumatized. her face looked like it was hit, broken, but punched her in the eye. her pants were off her body as had forced them down. the woman has been released hospital and police are investigating. >> deadly attack in afghanistan. afghan police killed four soldiers after. a checkpoint after the second during the weekend of on theirs turning
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
northbound around trying " e triangle. the usual volume after that to springfield. >> out of canada, a gunman opened fire at a victory rally in montreal a few hours ago. one person died and another was injured in the gunfire at the rally celebrating quebec's new premier. she's ok. authorities are trying to determine if the gunman was trying to shoot pauline marois all speaking on stage at the time. security goner off the stage and police arrested the 50-year old gunman after he ran outside and said a small fire. in charlotte democrats pulled out all the stops at the democratic national convention. >> president obama, locked in a tight battle with mitt romney. he called on speakers to emphasize the president owes his success as while criticizing his challenger. no more from charlotte on what had the biggest impact. >> bolster its -- voters feasted on a buffet and democratic means, but in the end it was the lady who knows the president's best who said this election is personal. cheering democratic off their three-day convention in charlotte last night and focused their messages highlighting pre
FOX
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in the commonwealth today. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey spoke to romney in springfield. but we begin with steve handelsman on capitol hill. >> reporter: this was not only in our backyard, it was something unusual, nearly simultaneous rallies by these presidential candidates in the same state. but they looked so much different. president obama's massive and raucous, the one mitt romney staged just south of the beltway, the one i attended, much more laid back, much smaller. some of the romney supporters said they wanted more passion. ten miles from the pentagon, in springfield, virginia, mitt romney spoke to veterans, blaming president obama for the agreement with republicans to slash defense spending if there's no budget deal by january 1st. >> the idea of cutting our military commitment by $1 trillion over this decade is unthinkable. and devastating. >> reporter: romney's polls in this battleground state looked potentially devastating. he's trailing by 3% to 7%. romney backers like dave mill are worried. >> he has to get a little more fire in the belly. >> reporter: more romney, the
CBS
Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
woodbridge and through springfield. a live look there on the northbound side of i-95. at least the lanes are open. no accidents to report up to the 14th vote bridge. i'll be back -- 14th street bridge. i'm be back with more. >>> summer is over for students across northern virginia it is back to school. >> it is indeed. that means traffic is going to abmajor issue for every-- to be a major issue for everyone in the region. kristin fisher is live to talk more about that. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. before students here at south county middle school get to enjoy their brand new building, a beautiful school by the way, before they can enjoy that first they have to get here which is me small feat on a day that's been nicknamed terrible traffic tuesday. summer is over. people are going back to work, kids going back to school. what this essentially means is this is now a return to the worst traffic in the entire country. sounds pretty terrible, right? here's what you can expect on the roads today according to aaa. 2.8 million commuters in the d.c. area. about a million stu
CBS
Sep 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
of easton. in loudoun county it's 74. 75 in springfield. to our east prince george's county, bowie 74. upper marlboro 75. here in d.c. as we look outside on our michael & son weather cam -- actually, we're looking east. a couple of breaks in the cloud cover. northeast winds at 8 miles an hour at national and the humidity is up at 84%. already a heat index of 81. so we've got the showers this morning. you can see them lining up in pennsylvania. they come back in here toward eastern tennessee. this is what's going to move through the next few hours. by the afternoon looks like most of this will slide south and east of us. that's why i'm expecting more sunshine with the slight chance of a storm. the good news in the long range is that on saturday, a strong cold front comes through. that's going to change everything for us for the better. 92 today. mainly morning showers. stray afternoon storm. tonight we're dipping into the 70s. low to mid-70s. maybe some upper 60s north and west but light winds. could be a patch of fog. tomorrow southwest winds pushes up to 92. could have a stray afternoon sto
CBS
Sep 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
. looking good here in the springfield area. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:09. >> thank you, monika. >>> today marks the 11th anniversary of the september 11 terrorist attacks, including the plane that hit the pentagon killing 184 people. >> there will be a private ceremony for family members at the pentagon today. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live at the national cathedral, site of a prayer service later today. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. you know, this is actually the first year that the national cathedral hasn't held a big event to mark the anniversary of 9/11. nptd, they're opting for -- instead, they're opting for smaller, more intimate prayer services and that's intentional. the interim dean here says part of the church's mission is to help the country begin to move past 9/11 and especially after last year. last year was the big ten-year anniversary of 9/11. you can expect to see similar scaled back commemorative events all over the country, at the pentagon, in new york city, and that shanksville, pennsylvania. vice president joe biden will be spe
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
incidents in the springfield area. the latest happened yesterday in the 5900 block of irving street. ken molestina is in springfield with more. >> reporter: i'm in springfield where police are looking to catch a serial fondler and take him off the streets before he strikes again. women in the springfield area of fairfax county are on edge. >> i think that's very dangerous. >> make me scared. >> reporter: police say they're on the hunt for whoever is creeping up on unsuspecting women, fondling them and running away. the first time the pervert struck was earlier this month. a 26-year-old woman reported being groped by a man on monticello boulevard. on september 16th it happened again, this time to a 16-year- old girl on metropolitan center drive and just yesterday a 17- year-old girl was the latest victim on the 5900 block of irving street. here's what makes these attacks so bold. police say in all the cases the victims have not been distracted. they say none of them have been talking on their phones or listening to music. >> it is very concerning to the victims and neighborhood. >> repo
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
is into the north side of town and crossing into illinois. springfield, quincy is the worst early morning drive. as far as interstate 70, you still have a chance of storms but the majority looks like it will stay to your north. as far as rainfall total, the potential if you get thunderstorms there will be more, but you have a wide area of a half an inch to an inch of rain. that will be the rest of today for tomorrow. the forecast today, dry day today but clouds increasing. 70s from boston downwards to the east coast. very hot in texas. storms from kansas city to st. louis. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. today around cleveland, a slight chance of shower or storm for you too. a lot of that will be to the south. central ohio and southern ohio the best chance for that rain. still very warm in texas, oklahoma, arizona. still all in the 90s. nice, quiet weather week for me. trying to ease back. >> we worked on that. coming up, caterpillar crawls, google finds a new high and america's surprisingly favorite salty snack. we may disagree on
FOX
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
tomorrow. romney is campaigning at the american legion post in springfield. there is a rally there. the president is at the farm bureau in virginia beach. >>> a company based out of massachusetts has been tapped to make repairs to the earthquake damaged washington monument. crews from perin i-management surfaces will start work in two months buildingskaf scaffolding filling in cracks. they are expected to last until 2014 and cost $2 million >>> a demolition project is creating a lot of excitement. they have fought legal battles for the run-down skylar mall. now, the work is on to get rid of it and replace it with an 1800 acre development unit, 500 housing units and retail shops and plans for a walmart >>> controversy over a program that allows doctors to give teenage girls the morning after pill without telling their parents. the pilot program began in new york city offering pregnancy testing, birth control pills and the plan "b" emergency con tro accept tiff pill for students. high teen pregnancy rates. school officials sent parents a letter about this program giving them a chance
CBS
Sep 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
parts of the county. >> reporter: i'm anny hong in springfield, virginia, where over the weekend police say a rabid beaver swam through these waters, then jumped onto one of these dock here's and chased after children. it is -- docks here and chased after children. it is now one of three rabid animal reports here in fairfax county. carey doyle's father was walking their dog, a sweet 9- year-old beagle bassett hound mix sunday afternoon when out of nowhere rabid raccoon came up to them. >> he was pretty freaked out. you don't expect to have a rabid raccoon in a neighborhood like this. >> reporter: she said it was acting strangely and even approaching other neighbors near their homes. >> it followed them to our house into our driveway. >> reporter: it is the second incident of a rabid imagine in this lake bar-- animal in this lake barcroft neighborhood. just last week an 83-year-old woman was attacked by a rabid we've while she was swimming in the lake. all the animals were tracked down and killed by animal control officers and all tested positive for rabies. in springfield, anny hong,
CBS
Sep 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of them. >> reporter: at hidden pond nature center in springfield kids were finishing a fishing competition when they saw a rabid beaver come up and start chasing them. with now three rabid animal reports in just the last week neighbors are now a little more on edge. >> we have tons of animals in this neighborhood and people walking their dogs and lots of children. so it's kind of unsafe. >> reporter: what's so unusual is the fact we have two cases of rabid beavers and police say what they think could be going on is that those beavers are being bitten by rabid raccoons. in springfield anny hong, 9 news now. >> police say there were no injuries from last weekend's incident. animal control will canvas affected neighborhoods with flyers about rabies safety, which is no joke if you are bitten. it's so serious and the free. is not pleasant. >> but not as bad as -- treatment is not pleasant. >> but not as bad as it used to be i'm told. >> that's true. >> we're looking at a perfect day and perfect evening, a little different story friday. let's start with a live look outside, our live
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 4:30am EDT
over the northwest bridge. in virginia not too bad in springfield on the beltway to 66. you will need to stay to the left until that is clear. >> now we move on to our top story. relief for nfl coaches players and the fans. a tentative agreement has been reached to end a lockout that began in june. >> the regular referee is will work tonight between the baltimore ravens and the browns. >> the deal is done. >> regular nfl officials returned to work tonight after a tentative agreement to end of the lockout that began in june. the officials in union still needs to approve the deal, but the commissioner lifted the lockout so the referees can call tonight's game in baltimore. in a statement the commissioner said -- this is shocking finished to monday oppose the game might have been the breaking point. -- shocking finish to monday's game might have been the breaking point. they called what looked like an interception a touchdown. >> beyond you and i and the sports world, this went to the today show, good morning america. >> it brought a renewed sense of urgency to strike a deal. this mornin
ABC
Sep 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
a brief slowdown. traveling in to springfield, no delays. 95, the work zone 17.ed at moving pretty well from 17 all the way past the occoquan heading into springfield. back to you. >> thank you. today in prince george's county the community will get an on the search for whoever senior >> .h school stanley wasamber shot to death in her bedroom two weeks ago in kettering. gonzalez joins us from upper marlborough with more. >> weeks later, this community still in shock. prince george's county police holding this meeting r a number ofswe questions, if they can, related murder.ysterious y wasar-old amber stanle brutally murdered inside her own shot multiple times. this was days into a new school year. she was an honor student at flowers high school, she wanted to be a doctor if. someone kicked in his wayt door and made was lying ine she listening to music. detectives admitted the case was open. today no sstrongly its. the question is was this a or did theck teenager and over attacker? at 7:00 p.m.s kettering community center. live in upper marlboro, john gonzalez. seriouslyople in annapolis
ABC
Sep 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
and springfield. 395 work zone has lifted between the beltway lorton. moving pretty nicely northbound southbound to the springfield interchange. back to you. >> thank you. we are getting to breaking news from overseas. once again, protesters in yemen have stormed the u.s. embassy. after for your americans were killed during an assault a u.s. consulate in libya. jummy olabanji is tracking the .evelopments >> the associated press reports the protesters were on the notssy grounds but did e building housing the officers. the demonstrators removed the sign on the outer wall .nd then set fire once inside the compound, they dropped -- brought down the u.s. it. and burned ered protesters were ang by the same film made in the that provoked the other in.cks in this young lady lived in libya for several years as a young girl. she says the killings of several americans over there is tragic. >> pretty upsetting. i was pretty embarrassed and disappointed if. >> in benghazi, libya, demonstrators rallied in america, denouncing attack carried out by a rogue group. four americans were killed an information speci
ABC
Sep 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
way to the 14th street bridge. if traffic is heading toward you northbound in. springfield, the inner loop lions are starting to build and the pace is steady all the way to buy 66 per in down 66, no distractions but minor congestion. >> metro hours are being extended to night thanks to madonna. she is performing for a second night at the verizon center and that has the transit agency keeping the gallery place and judiciary square stations open one hour later. other stations will close their usual time. this came in handy because she went two hours late last night and the concert did not let out until well after midnight. >> i heard was a good show but you have to plan ahead. >> 6:15 and 55 degrees and coming up, and new look at house speaker cameras are doing. >> we will care from one of the families of the trips memorialized. >> the deadly attacks and libya are certain to be a topic of conversation today in new york. secretary of state hillary clinton is set to meet with the libyan president this afternoon. he is in the u.s. for the united nations meeting. this comes as his governmen
CBS
Sep 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
of volume forming here in springfield. let's show what you it looks like on the northbound side. yesterday of course was labor day and it was much lighter than this. so keep that in mind. tack on at least an extra 5 to 10 minutes to your commute this morning. let's take another look at our maps. this time we'll go to the bw parkway and route 50 through cheverly. you'll be okay. no problems on route 50 coming in from annapolis to the beltway and the prince george's county side of the beltway is incident free right now. here's 270 southbound coming down from father hurley down to the point where the lanes divide. right now no delays. i'll be back at 5:09. >> thank you, monika. >>> the final counties in northern virginia that didn't start classes last month are kicking off the 2012-2013 school year this morning. >> which includes fairfax county, the area's largest school system. kristin fisher is live in lorton with more on the traffic mess that people can expect this morning. hey, industries continue, good morning -- hey, chris continue, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning. before s
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 8:00am PDT
romney is due to speak in springfield at the same time. so if the election comes down to these particular key states, is this where we'll see them and this is it? >> these are the states where we'll see them. ohio yesterday, extra have a today. and a couple things going on here. you mentioned early voting. early voting both absentee, mail-in and in-person, begins in virginia today. so no coincidence that you have barack obama and mitt romney campaigning in the state. but they're trying to cut into each other's base. where is mitt romney today? springfield, virginia right outside of washington, d.c. northern virginia, that area, is really obama territory. and here we are in virginia beach. this is not obama territory. and i think one thing that shows that is actually we're here at at the farm bureau live. the band that will be performing next here because this is a music venue is the zac brown band which performed at the republican national convention, something that struck me. but they're trying to cut into each other's margins. president obama did pretty well in virginia beach narrowly l
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
to the 14th street bridge. most of the way from springfield is very slow. everything is open. no accidents or incidents to the beltway. new hampshire avenue is very heavy in silver spring. -- to silver spring. an. -- an accident on the inner loop of the beltway and pennsylvania avenue, that's now on the road. watch for brief delay as you make your way on the inner loop of the beltway near pennsylvania avenue and prince george's county. back to you. >> thank you. it is 73 degrees. the campaign season swings into gear especially in battleground virginia. >> coming up next, george allen will join us to talk about the very close race for the virginia good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey it makes it taste so... ♪ ♪ well, would you look at loe time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >> turning its attention to the race for the senate in battlegrou
FOX
Sep 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
looking good here in virginia leaving springfield up towards 66. 66 itself, we do have reports of an accident traveling westbound, so between 123 and route 50, want -- watch for some traffic there. the right lane is blocked. the beltway looks good in maryland leaving 95 college park heading into silver spring. do watch for the response for a building fire, 175 at dorsey run road in howard county. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> some of our top stories this morning, an all-too- familiar scene, a section of northwest d.c. hit with severe flooding. >> it happened in the same neighborhood, the bloomingdale neighborhood. the rain turned some streets into a river stranded drivers, caused multiple power outages and closed down the sure howard university metro station. this area saw similar flooding three times in july. resident are desperate for a solution to this problem. is pr >> it has happened now and it is getting frustrating. you can tell when the storm drains are backing up that the drains are going to go and you're going to take on water and th
FOX
Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
've got 65 in springfield, and potomac, virginia, right now coming in at 65 degrees. let's take a look at storm team 4 radar, where it is wet. you see that rain sliding eastward. there's where it is heavier. some areas getting some lightning just east of westminster, sliding toward northeastern maryland. here's a look at your hour by hour forecast. by 8:00 a.m., we're dry. noontime, we're dry. temperatures push into the low 80s again today. our best chance of rain will be after i think 5:00 p.m. i'll be back in ten minutes with a look at your four-day forecast. >> break news traveling university boulevard. i'm still seeing all of your lanes blocked at dennis avenue. what this means is if you're traveling university boulevard, just going to be a tough commute if you're trying to get to colesville road. and then also university boulevard as you're making your way towards georgia avenue. it's not going to be an option if you have to pass dennis avenue. no word yet on if this is going to last through the morning rush. i can tell you it may. again, a downed pole is block all of university b
FOX
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
at the american legion post 176 in springfield. doors will open at 10:30 this morning. the event starts at 11:50. the president will be in virginia beach where he will hold a rally for about 20,000 supporters. >> both candidates spent yesterday in ohio. the president spoke at two colleges. his republican opponent visited several cities, including cleveland. romney held a town hall meeting there to discuss jobs and the economy. >> you can be extraordinarily eloquent and describe all the wonderful things you can do, but when you cut through the words, you can look at the record, and when you can see policies that have not created the jobs america needs, then you know it's time to choose a new leader. >> look, i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims who never take responsibility for their own lives. >> president obama holds a sizable lead over mitt romney in ohio in recent polls. >>> this morning, we're learning about a security scare that took place while the president was campaigning in ohio earlier this month. federal agents detaine
CBS
Sep 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
and northbound on i-95 the. as you come up from dale city to woodbridge, up into springfield, the lanes are open. and no problems on 395. we'll take a live look first there on the northbound side where you can see that traffic is very light. there's no one there. no hov restrictions by the way in maryland or virginia except on route 50 as you come in on route 50. you will have hov restrictions in maryland. here's what it looks like inside the beltway on 66. no issues to report as you head for the roosevelt bridge. we want to let you know that metro, by the way, opens at 7:00 a.m. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:09. >>> rain fell across our area last night, but those storms caused serious problems in some spots. >> sort of the usual suspects here, too. firefighters even had to rescue some stranded people in a part of northwest washington that seems to flood almost every time it rains. kristin fisher is live in the bloomingdale neighborhood with a look at how things are looking now. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. much better than last night, i'll tell you that much. last nig
CBS
Sep 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
south over on the wilson bridge, no problems through alexandria and springfield. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 6:11. back to you. >> thank you, monika. >>> tonight former president bill clinton takes center stage at democratic national convention. last night it was the first lady in the spotlight. >> she tried to sell the american people on the idea that her husband deserves a second term. kristin fisher is live with more on the dnc which is in charlotte. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. michele obama was certainly the star on opening night, but there were also two big name politicians from our area. former virginia governor tim kaine and maryland governor martin o'malley. the first lady, she never mentioned romney by name. that wasn't her job. she was focusing on her husband. but governor o'malley, he had no problem attacking the republican ticket. listen. >> mitt romney and paul ryan now say they want to take america back. and we have to ask, back to what? back to the failed policies that drove us into this deep recession? back to the days of record job losses? b
Comedy Central
Sep 4, 2012 12:35pm PDT
in the state legislature in springfield, illinois and one term in congress. >> and just six short hours later, obama took the stage. >> obama, obama, obama. >> it's difficult. i'll get it. nearly. >> obama. obama. o-ba-ma. >> i stand before you tonight because all across america something has stirred. this election has never been about me. it's about you. >> what a night. >> he's amazing. >> barack obama evening. >> incredible speech. it just makes you want to do something. >> oh, yeah. >> america, yes. >> feed me, feed me. it's the most delicious host i've ever tasted. he's the greatest -- the man may be a movement but he's the greatest movement i've ever seen. >> jon: obviously, thank you so much -- obviously, the democratic national convention was the big news, but there was also some breaking news out of dayton, ohio, today where this morning republican presidential candidate john mccain introduced the world to his third wife. actually, no, wait, i'm sorry, that's his running mate, sarah palin, the freshman governor of alaska and star and producer of the emmy winning "30 rock." no, i'm so
KRON
Sep 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
-time warrior coach don nelson enters the basketball hall of fame in springfield, massachusetts. he has more wins than anyone in nba history. he talks about owner, jim fitzgerald, who he worked for in milwaukee. >> part of my 30-some years of coaching, over half of them, i worked for jim fitzgerald. and he's one guy who probably wanted me to be in the hall of fame more than anybody i've ever known. [ cheering and applause ] >> that's tomorrow night. >>> shaq o'neal will be in the hall of fame. but he said talking about playing again in the mexican league! he works again on tv, and he's pretty good, a good promoter. has comedy specials. he's in talks to play one or two games in the mexican league. pam, looking forward to that. me? stay home, shaq. >> kenneth, i'm gonna duck uptown and have lunch with my boyfriend. >> yes, ma'am. is that code for some kind of older gal medical procedure? >> no, kenneth. i really have a boyfriend. look. he's handsome and a doctor. >> a doctor? well don't get too attached. as soon as people realize his tonics don't work, it's on to the next town. >> hey, k
ABC
Sep 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
. as you make your way to boulevard, they are blocking just one lane. springfield, there is a northbound and routes 17. lanes getting by. still very light volume. not many delays to start a monday morning drive. back to you. >> thank you. the lights are back on this of the viewingt area after a ferocious storm on saturday knocking out power to people in100,000 washington, virginia, and maryland. about 500 this morning. this was after sunday filled up across the area. it was a scramble to save perishable foods. >> it went out about -- i went out this morning and got six of ice and packed our freezer and took a lot of the of the refrigerator and put it into a cooler. the freezer,mes to half-full freezer can go 24 hours without power if. it's full, 48 hours before thaws.ing >> new york cleaning up after a includingther tornados in queens and brooklyn. trees and power lines brought boroughs.th despite the damage, no serious reported. taking a look at the day ahead, county polices will update the public on the killed ar who kettering teenager. amber stanley was shot to death bedroom two and a
ABC
Sep 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
with a message. >> this is not who we are. >> she grew up in springfield but lived in libya as several years as a girl. what's this is disappointing. y embarrassed. >> this girl lived where the murders took place. although libyans experienced many years of oppression, they are not a violent people. wanted freedom. >> he went to libya last year to the now defeated of gaddafi. he knew chris stevens and said a humble man who did good for libya. >> you would not know who he was unless he said, hey, i am the ambassador from the u.s.. >> atom is one of a number of people who came out who say they knew the ambassador. none of them had a bad thing to about him. they say it was so sad that he died in the country he did so much to help. >> thank you. incredible irony there. stay with abc seven news for coverage. for instant updates turn to wjla.com. also, our social media websites on a facebook and twitter. a shooting on a college campus until maryland. police confirmed one man was not abut they say he was student. officers say the suspect and the likely knew each other. classes tonight were cancelled
ABC
Sep 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
out of springfield and through tysons and towards the americanegion bridge looks good. fairfax police have an accident the little river turnpike at beltway, an .verturned car the maryland beltway is in good shape. back to you. >> thank you. one man in critical condition getting into ay with prince george's county police. d.c. police investigating because the shooting happened on border. side of the along southern avenue. two prince george's county officers were responding to reports a man was walking around firing shots. when they approached, that the officers. they fired back. times and several hospital.he no officers were injured. >> a catholic university student after ahospital barricade situation. police responded to a midnight.after the student had barricaded inside a room and at some point either jumped or fell off the fourth floor of the building. he was transported to the hospital. >> of video from a private fund- which mitt romney said f of all americans are want help from the government. it continues to defend his remarks. >> now president obama is responding to the comments
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
will be here once again in springfield. both were in ohio. mitt romney going down the campaign trail continuing to make the economy topic number one. >> there are so many in our economy that are hurting. >> as i travel around ohio i do not see a lot of victims. i see hardworking ohioans. >> the president leads the 53% to 43% in ohio. in pennsylvania, the latest poll shows obama leading 54% to 42%. and in florida president obama leads a 53% to 44%. here in virginia one woman is reluctant to commit to romney. she says she may vote republican in the senate race but she was turned off by the mitt romney 47% remarke. >> what he said about 47% depending on the government, that is not true at all. >> this alexandria of voter. >> we have been losing jobs, but i think the mitt romney plan is superior to the president's plan. >> obama in the lead. there is a margin of error. romney campaign officials say they find fault with the quinnipiac poll methodology and believe the race is tighter. they think there is still plenty of time to overtake the president. rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >> thank you, rebecca
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
to move towards length -- springfield alexandra. they are holding together. look at how much rain they produced. added to the woodstock area, about almost 0.5 inches of rain. a fair amount of sunshine. as the storms continue to move toward the east, gradually dissipating, they are still coming through with some low-key -- local, heavy rain. i will join you. this is a sign of more of this to come, especially tomorrow afternoon. >> we know you will keep us posted. thank you. more breaking news. d.c. police tell us late this evening, they have made three arrests in the high-profile beating of a de say -- d.c. man. t.c. was left for dead a month ago. autria godfrey is live with late breaking details on the suspects. >> these three were taken into custody this morning at the press conference earlier this night. we were told by the police chief at the crime spree the three went on, the night of the attack that led them to make the arrests. we just received information on who these people are. a 21-year-old, an 18 year-old, and another, a juvenile that has not been identified. earlier to
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT
post in springfield. comes on the heels of a new least by both campaigns. mitt romney is demonstrating he s of averagethe need americans. and virginiama beach today. he released a new political at wednesday, and that regular .oters wi here is some good economic news. jobless benefits fell last week, e lowest levels since july. in a report came out this .orning the labor department says about filed jobless for the first time last week. that is 26,000 less than a week before. of ass claims are thought a sign of layoffs. and an encouraging indicator. up -- >> it does not appear normal. d at 90 degrees. >> what passengers were saying about the ordeal. and a scam alert for seniors to mess.do not want outside, many people [ romney ] my plan is to help the middle class. trade has to work for america. that means crack down on cheaters like china, it means open up new markets. next, we've got to balance the budget. you've got to cut the deficit. you've got to stop spending more money than we take in. and finally, champion small business. have tax policies, regulations, and healthcare policies t
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
in fairfax county. he hosted a rally at the american legion in springfield today. concerns made by government employees and military veterans. but there significant portions population. spoke with their senior thetical reporter about test, the debate. >> do you worried about honesty forward in the podium? i have been a little unhappy with the kinds of things he charges. i'm going to refute those. he may not like what i have to say. >> president obama was in beach today touting the of this the administration when it comes to issues.ional led --introduced by gm webb. baylor university's didn't plead guilty for trying extort a million dollars robert griffin the third. he faces two-three years in prison. story is the return of the regular officials. they took to the field to , something that referees normally get. took the field in as the ravens were hosting the cleveland browns. have more on the officials welcomed return. i can tell you at last check, 10 points.were up by everyone has been closely watching this court. everyone has been closely watching the referees. of these teams want a we saw
FOX
Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
candidates will be campaigning on thursday in virginia. romney will be in springfield, the president will speak at the virginia beach farm bureau. >> ann romney campaigned on the tonight show with jay leno. it's her first late night talk show appearance. she and jay shared a few laughs and then got more serious when asked about her husband possibly becoming the first mormon president. >> i love the fact that we have the first african-american president. that means, to me, that we're leaving prejudices behind. i would hope if midst were elected, we would see more of the same. >> you can see the entire interview coming up tonight after news 4 at 151. >> a series of text messages sent to voters caused distractions. people in the hampton rose area accused tim cain of wanting to impose a radical tax on all americans. cain's office wants the state attorney general to investigate how cell phone numbers were obtained. >> the investigators are still working to find the person responsible for a threat that shut down parts of the airport last night. plus and k-9 units searched the unit's two pa
ABC
Sep 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
to springfield. you should not have any delays. 395 is wide open northbound and southbound. between the beltway and the 14th street bridge, that is. happy friday. >> authorities checking for damage on the west coast after to be earthquakes. one of them in los angeles and another in china. in the chinese quake, 43 people were killed. 150 more injured. a 5.6 quake in southwest china. the one in los angeles was 3.4. it struck around 9 miles west of downtown los angeles, no reports of injury. >> another big story, trouble off the field for dematha a high-school football players. >> they are accused of hiring prostitutes after a game in north carolina. jummy olabanji is live outside the school this morning in hyattsville. >> good morning. reports that the incident happened just a week ago last friday when the team traveled to north carolina for their season opener. the washington post is reporting five players involved in this incident have all been removed from the football team. a parent of one of the players told the went on line and hired three prostitutes from a call service in the carolina. re
ABC
Sep 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
the fairfax county parkway on 95 northbound heading to springfield. all is quiet on the beltway from springfield. traveling on the outer loop, wilson the woodrow bridge and crossing into the force area, all is moving well. moving along 50 as well as the b-w parkway. here's a live look at what you'll find on the beltway. disruptions through college intoon the outer loop silver spring. back to news. >> new this morning, a death investigation as for the authorities to remove several dogs, bethesda home. forced authorities to remove several dogs. there were called and just corsica ln,.ght to they found a woman dead in the several deadnd dogs. several living dogs were removed. no word on what caused the woman's death. in capitol heights, 18-year- shot tokel ross was walked to school yesterday morning. john gonzalez is at the school with the latest on the investigation. what have we learned? >> they will be another for students at central high school. the 18-year-old singer was he was to school when gunned down. trying to figure out this teenager. was teenager detectives are intensifying o
ABC
Sep 20, 2012 5:00am EDT
the boardl across springfield. crossing the anacostia bridge -- that is fine. back to you. have one more note about counties inwo maryland are to lighten up people's canute's. officials in montgomery and want to addties another lane to each side of the .merican legion bridge they are looking at the shoulder as a solution. are urging them to open up shoulders as bus lanes or .or general purpose 53 degrees. to bundle up.ant up, highlights from the double header at nats park. up, highlights from the double header at nats park. dow one ba sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering sfx: sounds s of marching band and crowd cheering so, i'm walking down the street, x: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering just you know walking, sfx: sounds of marching bandband and crowd cheering and i found myself in the middle of this paradeeet, x: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering honoring america's troops. sfx: sounds of marching bandband and crowd cheering which is actually in tquite fitting becauseadeeet, x: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering geico has been serving e military for over
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